In the United States, assessment processes are often used to
determine which individuals have the capability to grow into new, more
challenging leadership positions. Based on this week’s readings, discuss
the challenge of leadership succession management. Then, referencing
your Scott and Reynolds (2010) textbook, required readings, and at least
one additional academic sources, outline an approach for ensuring that
succession planning makes appropriate use of assessment. In a paper of
at least 1750 – 2100 words(4-5 pages) in length (excluding title,
abstract and reference pages), address the following:
- Identify the challenges inherent in determining who should be
promoted within an organization. What factors need to be considered in
identifying potential candidates for leadership positions?
- Discuss the six fundamentals of using assessment for growth-focused
succession planning, as outlined by Paese (2010), identifying the
critical aspects of each fundamental. Support your discussion with
references to additional academic sources.
- Identify the different types of assessments that may be appropriate
for use in succession planning and briefly describe their purpose.
- Propose a set of “best practices” for using assessment for
succession planning, including quality considerations for assessment
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).